Red Velvet Cake

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sheri bryan

By
@sheribryan

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. Its delicious but time consuming - especial when made in 7-11 layers. You can bake this in 2 layers but the cake is dense but it is delicious.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
    white granulated sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 2 oz
    red food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder (nestle)
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream shortening and granulated sugar together for 10-15 minutes. Once creamed add eggs, one at time and beat well.

    Add food coloring and vanilla to the creamed mixture.
  2. In seperate bowl sift together Flour, salt and cocoa powder. Do this at least 3 - 4 times.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk - alternately into the creamed mixture - ending with the buttermilk.
  4. In a seperate bowl stir together the baking soda and vinegar and then add to the cake mixture. Mix this well - the cake batter will get a glossy look.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees in well greased and floured 8" round pans. You can make 3 layers or I prefer adding about 1/2 to 1 cup of batter to the pan and spread it real thin, making multiple thin layers. It takes practice get the thin layers.
  6. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
    Mix the cream cheese and butter together until well blended - then slowly add in the confectionary sugar until the entire 1 pound box is added. Spread the icing inbetween each layer once they are cool.

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About Red Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #valentine



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